This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."
Do you enjoy reading about the latest in decorating, cooking and other lifestyle tips? Blogs and magazines are great resources because their frequent publication means that they stay up-to-date on the most current trends and ideas. Here are some of the best online and print sources that should be a part of your reading material.
Are you one of those people who considers rearranging furniture to be the perfect leisure-time activity? You'll love Apartment Therapy.com, a blog whose slogan is, "Saving the world one room at a time." It's a virtual treasure trove of hip decorating ideas, valuable household tips and a video library of advice from top lifestyle experts.
Menu-planning is often a struggle between choosing healthy dishes and ones that are easy to prepare. Cooking Light solves the debate by providing recipes for foods that are nutritious, delicious and convenient. This information is supplemented with articles about fitness and other healthy lifestyle topics.
CookingLight's sister publication aims to show how you can simplify your life by stripping it down to the bare essentials without losing any satisfaction or fulfillment. Real Simple covers all the topics that matter to you, from housework and organizing to beauty and fashion to work life.
A Beautiful Mess.com
Whether you're an experienced crafter or just starting out, you'll have a hard time choosing only one project to tackle first from all of the creative ideas found on this blog. Categories include jewelry, textiles and paper crafts as well as DIY tips on fashion, entertaining and decorating.
You deserve just as much TLC as your Springs Apartments home does. This blog grew out of the author's best-selling book, The Happiness Project, in which she documented her experiences during a year spent searching for the sources of true happiness. Blog entries include Ms. Rubin's thought-provoking ideas along with interviews featuring celebrities and others discussing their versions of happiness.
This is not your mother's Woman's Day. Yes, it still contains information about household topics such as cleaning, cooking and family. But it also covers topics that are important to today's women including sex, dating and marriage, careers and money management, and health and wellness.
We hope these fascinating magazines and blogs will help you discover new ways to enrich your life and household. Let us know if you have a favorite one that we've missed!